“I’m going to introduce a Medicare for all, single-payer program. We’ve got to join the rest of the world and guarantee health care to all of our people as a right.”
Bernie Sanders just did something brilliant. He just boxed Republicans into a corner on health care that they’re going to have a hell of a time getting out of.
On Wednesday night, Bernie Sanders appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. And he said that he was introducing new legislation with his own health care plan.
Bernie told Hayes,
“[Trump] brought forth, along with Paul Ryan, a health care proposal which threw 24 million Americans off of health insurance, raised premiums for older workers, defunded Planned Parenthood, and cut Medicaid by 800 billion dollars and this proposal will likely be worse. Bottom line here, Chris: I’m going to introduce a Medicare for all, single-payer program. We’ve got to join the rest of the world and guarantee health care to all of our people as a right.”
The Republicans are stuck now. They have a plan with a 17% approval rating. And now it will be held up in comparison to a plan that most Americans want.
So what do the Republicans do now? Do they stick with their disaster of a plan that will cost them in the midterms? Doubtful. My guess is that they punt again and do nothing on health care.
Now it’s up to the Democrats and the American people to unite behind Bernie’s plan and keep the pressure on the Republicans.
It was a great move by Bernie tonight.
Your move, Republicans.
Sanders to introduce Medicare for all legislation to fight the GOP's latest disastrous health care plan: pic.twitter.com/0g76pOCFlb
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) April 27, 2017